Competition Video Submission and Media Waiver Form


  • One or two movements of a single piece, not to exceed a total of 15 minutes in length.
  • Arrangements of music may be allowed in the Middle School division, but only with specific permission from Franklin Pond. There are no arrangements permitted in the High School division.
  • Original compositions are allowed.
  • Scores must be provided to Franklin Pond of all music played.
  • Questions about the repertoire can be directed to Ginny Fairchild at


  • Any group in violation of social distancing rules will be eliminated from the Competition
  • Musicians records their individual parts, then combine all parts into a video collage
    • To maintain fairness, group members within the same family must still record individually
  • The introduction of the video must include:
    • The name of the chamber group. Do not name your group after a school or community organization (for example: Coffeetown High School Quartet or Coffeetown Youth Orchestra Horn Trio)
    • Name, movement, and composer of the piece being performed.
  • Creative video editing is encouraged, but each individual musical part must be one live complete take—no splicing, multiple angles, or cutaways once the music begins
  • All recordings must be uploaded to YouTube and marked as “Unlisted” (not public or private). “Unlisted” means that only people who know the link to the video can view it. An unlisted video will not appear in any of YouTube’s public spaces.
  • Questions can be directed to Ginny Fairchild at


  1. All musicians will need two recording/playback devices and headphones for this process
  2. Player A video records the whole piece
  3. Player B watches and listens to Player A’s recording with headphones on one device while video recording their own part.
  4. Videos A and B are combined and sent to Player C for recording
  5. Repeat for each instrument.
  6. Using video editing software of your choice, sync all your videos and add required introduction information


  • The more you move and cue in your own recording the better your group members will be able to follow you when they record.
  • Get creative! The performing itself must be in one take per person, but other than that the sky is the limit. Humor and theater is encouraged!
  • Be conscious of everything that is visible on camera. Consider this a movie you are making, with everything on the screen being intentional.
  • Plot out what your video collage will look like before recording so that each player knows where on the screen their video will appear. This allows for a little “musical theater”. For example, Flute on the top left of the screen can look over at the Violin on the top right of the screen as they “pass the melody” between them. Or 1st violin can set up their part then “hand the music out” to the other players.
  • Decide along with your group members what angle(s) to use to shoot your video.
Media Waivers

By attending Franklin Pond Chamber Music (FPCM), or any FPCM co-sponsored classes or events, at any location, the attendee agrees that FPCM shall have the unrestricted right and license to use his or her image, likeness, name, voice, comment, or other proprietary or public rights, in any broadcast, telecast, photograph, video, audio sound, audiovisual, and/or other recording taken in connection with the class, event, or other transmission, distribution, public performance, or reproduction, in whole or in part, of the class or event for all purposes, worldwide, in perpetuity, and in any and all media now or hereafter known, without compensation. FPCM is the exclusive owner of all copyrights and other proprietary rights associated with same. The rights granted herein to FPCM are assignable.

I represent and warrant that I am authorized to enter into this Authorization and Release and that I have obtained or do not require the consent of any third party to enter into this Authorization and Release.

If the above individual is not yet 18 years old, the following statement must be signed:

I am the parent/legal guardian of the below-named child/minor and as such am fully authorized to enter into this agreement on his/her behalf. I hereby release and agree to indemnify Franklin Pond from and against any and all liability arising out of the exercise of the rights granted in this Authorization and Release.